Hospitals of Hope is sending self-contained "Clinics in a Can" to provide medical relief in Haiti.
A Clinic in a Can is a self-contained medical clinic built in a shipping container. These clinics can be built in the US and shipped, ready to use, anywhere in the world, providing an important resource for medical relief in the face of disaster or in areas with poor infrastructure.
For more information, please see our new Clinic In A Can website: www.clinicinacan.org
The typical Clinic in a Can consists of two exam rooms, a laboratory, and a mechanical room with a generator and water system. Clinics can be modified to contain a dental room, a radiology suite, or a surgical suite.
Hospitals of Hope has constructed four clinics for use in Haiti, which are being operated by our partner organizations. We have also constructed two small hospitals, made of three shipping containers each, for use in Haiti and Southern Sudan.
Clinics in Cans are so appealing because of their versatility and ease of use. A Clinic in a Can can be shipped anywhere in the world and immediately be used as a medical clinic. It is durable and designed to survive earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters and provide a safe environment for medical treatment protected from the elements. It can be operated regardless of the state of the surrounding infrastructure.